The Civil War / a production of Florentine Films and WETA-TV ; a film by Ken Burns ; produced by Ken Burns and Ric Burns ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns and Ken Burns ; directed by Ken Burns
DVD | distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment | 2011
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6 videodiscs (660 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (15 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm)
DVD; NTSC, region 1; full screen presentation; 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo.
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George Plimpton, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman, Sam Waterston; Narration: David McCullough.
Originally broadcast as a television mini-series in 1990.
Rating: Not rated.
Ken Burns' Emmy Award-winning documentary brings to life America's most destructive and defining conflict. The Civil War is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one.
Disc 1: Cause (episode 1) 1861 -- disc 2: Very bloody affair (episode 2) ; Forever free (episode 3) 1862 -- disc 3: Simply murder (episode 4); Universe of battle (episode 5) 1863 -- disc 4: Valley of the shadow of death (episode 6) ; Most hallowed ground (episode 7) 1864 -- disc 5: War is all hell (episode 8) ; Better angels of our nature (episode 9) 1865 -- disc 6: Bonus disc.
Special features: Bonus disc: From the archive: Shelby Foote interviews; interview with Ken Burns; additional interviews: George Will, Stanley Crouch, Shelby Foote, and Jay Ungar & Molly Mason; commentary with Ken Burns; biography cards; battlefield maps; Civil War challenge.
Director, Ken Burns.
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
CIVW6400 PBS Home Video
84913 PBS Home Video